Frugal Recipe: GAPS Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Note: Aside from the fact that this recipe is budget-friendly, this is also very healthy as 1 cup serving of cooked spaghetti squash only contains 42 calories, too low compared to a cup of cooked pasta which contains 221 calories.  This is a great alternative if you are maintaining a low-calorie diet. One of the […]

The Importance of Making Your Own Emergency Kit

Note: This is a follow-up article to our previous post “Emergency Preparedness Tip: How to Create Your Own Emergency Kit“. In the event that there is a natural disaster in your area, or some other form of emergency, it is crucial that you and your family be prepared for anything. You never know how long […]

Frugal Living Tip: Saving Money by Buying and Storing Bulk Foods

This is a follow-up article for Frugal Living Tip: How to Save Money by Buying Coffee in Bulk.  If you are interested to become one of our guest contributors, kindly check the note on the right side bar. Often times, with the busy lives that many people live now, not much thought is put into […]

Frugal Living Tip: How to Save Money by Buying Coffee in Bulk

Note:  Here is another guest post from our friends from DailyBread.com on how to save money by buying coffee in bulk. Photo: Jeff Kubina. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. The price of coffee has escalated over the last decade or so, and this is bad news for coffee lovers, especially […]

World Blogathon – Cebu Bloggers Promoting Advocacies through Blogging

Today, December 8, 2012, the first World Blogathon will be happening from 1PM to 6PM at Andy Hotel, Mandaue City. This one of a kind event is spearheaded by Cebu Bloggers Society Inc.’s Outreach Committee chaired by Jaysee Pingkian, the main initiator of the activity. World Blogathon aims to highlight various advocacy-oriented organizations by letting […]

The 5th Best Cebu Blogs Awards This Sunday

In the Queen City of the South, there’s only one award-giving body in blogging that consistently recognizes Cebuano and Cebu-based bloggers for five years now – the Best Cebu Blogs Awards. And, I’m very proud that I’m part of its core organizing team. The Best Cebu Blogs Awards has been pooling the best and finest […]

Emergency Preparedness Tip: How to Create Your Own Emergency Kit

Note: Here’s another guest post that will equip you with basic knowledge on how to prepare for emergencies.  As we are living in an uncertain world, it is a must to be prepared all the time. – AFCB Photo used under Creative Commons License | Credit While you can purchase ready-made emergency kits, it is […]

My Basic Food Storage Plan – Week 1

I intend to post this progress on Monday but because of the super typhoon Pablo, this has been delayed. Good thing Pablo has changed its track earlier last night. Senior Santo Niño and Saint Pedro Calungsod are safeguarding Cebu from any kinds of natural calamities. Thank you so much God! As I mentioned in my […]

Morning Before Super Typhoon Pablo Will Hit

Here’s a panoramic shot (180 degree angle) on how our neighborhood (at the right side of where we are residing) looks like as of this writing. Though it can’t be seen in the photo, rain showers are already pouring consistently and the wind is starting to blow restlessly.  The sky is very cloudy and every […]

How to Prepare for a Super Typhoon

Note: As of this writing, super typhoon Pablo is currently spotted at 50 km Eastern Coast of Davao Oriental. Check hourly updates here. Another super typhoon is now rummaging the Philippine shores, and it is expected to hit Cebu this evening. Other provinces in Mindanao and Visayas were already reported having storm alert signals of […]

How Much I Save from Metro Gaisano’s 1-Day Crazy Sale

My grocery shopping early this morning was greeted by mobs of shoppers in Gaisano Metro. I have no idea that they were having a 1-Day Crazy Sale. I had a moment of doubts if I will go in or not as I really hate doing grocery with lots of people bumping on me and the […]

Foods That Are Easy To Prepare During Emergency Situations

Note: Have you ever planned for ISHTF (if shit hits the fan)?  Do you think you can survive a week of staying inside your house during emergency situations and are secured that you won’t run out of foods to eat?  If you haven’t yet, then keep on reading the guest article below from DailyBread.com. With […]

Guest Post: 5 Ways to Save Money by Having a Food Storage Plan

Food storage plans aren’t just for emergencies. They’re also a great way to save money on foods you buy regularly. Every increasing food prices create challenges for households living on a frugal budget. Home food storage allows you to use resources you already have to stretch out your funds during hard financial times. With the […]

Guest Post:Preparedness Tips For Family with Young Children

Note:  Here’s a guest post from FoodInsurance.com on how to prepare your family in times of emergencies.  As I am now featuring topics related to self-reliance and prepping, I believe this guest post will be helpful to me as well as to my new readers. Experts agree that it is important for people to prepare […]

Starting My Own Food Storage from Scratch

Photo used under Creative Commons License | Credit One important aspect of living frugally is to become self-reliant and be prepared for any emergencies or calamities that may happen any time. Emergencies don’t only include natural calamities like earth quakes, storms, floods, and the like. Job-loss, economic recession, becoming a victim of thieves, helping your […]

Why I Decided that I Should Live Frugally

Living a frugal life is not easy.This is the very reason why I decided to blog about it so that I can keep track of my progress.For people like me who can’t resist the temptation in spending money every time something comes to fancy – living frugally can be very difficult to achieve.But, I will […]

Top Filipino Restaurants in London

Note: Here is a another guest post by Clare Carmichael, a food blogger from UK. London is a great city and there’s so much to do you’re sure to have a whale of a time. The only problem is that the British aren’t exactly known for their cooking skills so if you’re sick of greasy fry-ups […]

Cebu’s Authentic Cuisines

Note: This is a guest post from FoodInsurance.com. Cebu has a rich and wonderful culture. The food is particularly appealing, as it has flavors that will appeal to everyone’s tastes. Whether you are looking for sweet, spicy, or salty foods, there is sure to be something for everyone in Cebu. Two foods that are quite […]

Lessons from the World Cities Summit 2012 in Singapore

Note: This guest post is written by Chrisley Ann Hinayas of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation.  Her article details the notes and observations of Ms. Evelyn Nacario-Castro, executive director of the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. during the recent World Cities Summit 2012, and her realizations on how much planning Cebu needs to […]

Which Credit Card Company is better: HSBC or Metrobank?

Note from the blog’s owner: Since I’m using both credit cards, I am allowing a guest post from www.businesscreditcards.com to be featured here in my blog.  If you are planning to apply for a credit card account and would like to check which company is better, you may read first Eliza’s review about HSBC and […]

How app-etising! The top food apps worldwide

Note: This is a guest post by Clare Carmichael, a food blogger from UK. Technology is evolving as we speak and it seems like every day there are new gadgets popping up, claiming to make our life easier. Nowadays you can feel like you’re some sort of noob if you’re not up to date. I won’t […]

Cebu Grabs Again the Top 9 Spot for Tholon’s Best Outsourcing Destination

Note:  This is a guest post by a fellow blogger, Carol Wilson. Screenshot from Tholon’s Top 100 List This year, Tholons, a global outsourcing advisory firm, named Cebu number nine on its top 100 list of established outsourcing destinations. Cebu ranked higher than all other locations in the Philippines and most locations in India. Business […]

The Disgruntled Customers of Groupon Philippines

I was recently browsing some news feeds from friends in my personal Facebook account when I saw a former colleague venting her anger about being cheated and deceived by Groupon Philippines.  I checked the page where she posted her complaint and I was greeted by too many posts with the same tone of frustration and […]

Top 4 Notable Cebuano Films of All Time

This is a guest post by fellow blogger Nadia Jones.  Do you have a great article or story about Cebu?  See our Guest Posting guidelines here. The film culture of the Philippines has been on the ascendancy for a generation, with auteurs like Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, and later Lav Diaz both pushing the […]